Jan 4, 2016

Get ready for local chef Ryan Hogan to sweep you off your feet with sweet treats, but hold the sugar! Ryan is an ambitious entrepreneur, author, chef, and health-minded influencer. As CEO of the non-profit, The SweetLife Movement, Ryan provides health and wellness information to educate today’s youth about lifestyle nutrition. After debuting his skills as a guest chef on local television show ABC 4’s “Good Things Utah” – Ryan released his health-oriented cookbook, Gentleman’s Bistro. Get his healthy and delicious recipes from his book or see him live at the first Salt Lake Home Show of 2016.

Can't wait until Ryan's appearances on January 8th, 9th, and 10th? His recipe for sugar-free candied almonds should tide you over! Try making them tonight and get ready for more delicious recipes when you see Ryan at the Salt Lake Home Show.


  • 1 lb alomnds (can also use walnuts or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup of XyloSweetⓇ
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 egg white
  • A dash of salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)

Step 1: Prehead oven to 352 F - place baking rack in the middle position.

Step 2: Prepare a 9" x 13" baking pan by lining it with parchment paper or lightly spraying it with cooking spray. Spread out almonds, walnuts, or pecans in a single layer onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

Step 3: Lightly toast the nuts for 4-5 minutes, then remove from heat.

Step 4: Mix cinnamon into XyloSweetⓇ and set aside.

Step 5: In a deep bowl, beat egg white with a dash of salt until stiff - fold in the XyloSweetⓇ/cinnamon mixture and lightly toast nuts. Slowly drizzle butter over mixture and fold until incorporated.

Step 6: Pour mixture back into baking pan and spread out to form an even layer.

Step 7: Bake at 325 F for another 10 minutes - stir to ensure even baking. Bake for another 10 minutes and stir again. Taste to make sure the nuts are not overcooking. Bake again for an addition 10 minutes and stir a final time.

Step 8: Remove from heat and spread out onto parchment paper. Mixture will be sticky and somewhat wet.

Step 9: Allow to dry for several hours or overnight. Depending on humidity, it may take longer to dry completely.

Step 10: Enjoy! 

The Salt Lake Home Show takes over the South Towne Expo Center January 8 - 10, 2016. With hundreds of experts ready to help with everything from roofing to cooking, home improvement projects, landscaping, and more, it's a must-attend event for Salt Lake City homeowners. 

Don't have tickets yet? Save big when you buy online! Click here to get $2 off tickets to the Salt Lake Home Show.

JANUARY 8-10, 2016.